The objective of the TA is to prepare a sector development program (SDP) to make Devolved Social Services (DSS) more efficient, equitable, and sustainable so that major impacts result for the poor in health, education, and water supply and sanitation. Consequently, the TA will strengthen devolution during its early stages because social service delivery at the local level is the best way to achieve results that impact people. A local government ordinance (2001) already devolves authority and funding to districts while ongoing and proposed ADB SDP support will provide financial sustainability to the province and districts. Outputs will be divided into policy and activities. First, TA consultants will discuss with stakeholders and recommend social sector policies that support local government capacity to improve efficiency in the delivery of social services.
|Project Name||Punjab Devolved Social Services Sector Development Program|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development
Education / Education sector development
Health / Health sector development and reform
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||The objective of the TA is to prepare a sector development program (SDP) to make Devolved Social Services (DSS) more efficient, equitable, and sustainable so that major impacts result for the poor in health, education, and water supply and sanitation. Consequently, the TA will strengthen devolution during its early stages because social service delivery at the local level is the best way to achieve results that impact people. A local government ordinance (2001) already devolves authority and funding to districts while ongoing and proposed ADB SDP support will provide financial sustainability to the province and districts. Outputs will be divided into policy and activities. First, TA consultants will discuss with stakeholders and recommend social sector policies that support local government capacity to improve efficiency in the delivery of social services. These include human resources management, horizontal coordination, and community participation for accountability all are needed for effective delivery of services. Second, consultants will design DSS activities to help local governments (i) improve the quality of expanded social services; (ii) build local capacity for DSS delivery; and (iii) support improvements to make the social sector more efficient, equitable, and sustainable. Sector-specific priorities will mirror millennium development goals and extend universal basic education, reduce dropout rates, improve gender balance, reduce maternal and child mortality, reduce fertility, and increase access to safe drinking water supply and sanitation. Broadening social platform, community participation, capacity building, and reforms will strengthen social services.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||TEST EDIT TA|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||The TA will use the services of one international (5 person-months) and five domestic specialits (18 person-months). The international expert will be an economic and finance specialist and the team leader. The five domestic specialists will include water supply and sanitation (4 person-months); gender and social participation (3 person-months); education (3 person-months); health (3 person-months); and governance (5 person-months). ADB will engage individual specialists in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB for engaging domestic consultants. Local consultants may be engaged individually or through local firms.|
Procurement for education, health, water supply (furniture/equipment, medicines, pumps)
|Responsible ADB Officer||Yukihiro Shiroishi|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, CWRD|
Planning & Development Department
Mr. Sohail Ahmad, Secretary
c/o Mountain Inn Hotel Chitral, Pakistan
|Concept Clearance||27 Mar 1998|
|Fact Finding||24 May 2003 to 30 May 2003|
|Approval||26 Sep 2003|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||31 Oct 2005|
|Last PDS Update||08 Jan 2007|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|26 Sep 2003||24 Dec 2003||24 Dec 2003||31 Mar 2004||31 Oct 2006||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|300,000.00||340,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||640,000.00||26 Sep 2003||543,879.33|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|TA 4183-PAK: Preparing the Punjab Devolved Social Services Sector Development Program - Major Change in Scope and Increase in Technical Assistance Amount||Technical Assistance Reports||Sep 2005|
|Preparing the Punjab Devolved Social Services Sector Development Program||Technical Assistance Reports||Sep 2003|
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